JSC2004-E-45122 (13 Oct. 2004) --- NASA?s 2004 class of astronaut candidates and training staff pose for a group photo near a KC-135 aircraft at Ellington Field near Johnson Space Center following a series of reduced gravity sessions provided by special parabolas over the Gulf of Mexico. Candidates pictured from the second left (front row) are JAXA astronauts Satoshi Furukawa and Naoko Yamazaki, Thomas H. (Tom) Marshburn, Christopher J. (Chris) Cassidy, Robert S. (Shane) Kimbrough and Randolph J. (Randy) Bresnik. Candidates pictures from the third left (back row) are Joseph M. (Joe) Acaba, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, James P. (Jim) Dutton Jr., Robert L. (Bobby) Satcher Jr., Richard R. (Ricky) Arnold II, Jose M. Hernandez and Dorothy M. (Dottie) Metcalf-Lindenburger.